CITB pledges to support construction workers in face of Coronavirus

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The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has pledged to do all it can to offer coronavirus support to construction workers, apprentices and trainees

The CITB has closed four National Construction Colleges and cancelled spring roadshows. The spring roadshows are being replaced by a series of online webinar alternatives. All training at NCC sites at Bircham Newton, Erith, Inchinnan and Kings Norton ended on Tuesday, with full closure planned for today (20 March), allowing time for trainees to arrange to leave.

Current and advance-booked courses during the closure can be rescheduled or refunded.

CITB is contacting affected learners and employers to make arrangements. As for other colleges across the country, the NCCs will remain closed until further notice.

“The construction industry will receive our support throughout this crisis”

Sarah Beale, CITB chief executive, said: “In addition to the measures we are taking so far, we will continually review this in line with government actions and adapt as necessary during this fast-moving situation.”

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What to do if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • A high temperature
  • A new continuous cough

if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms.

This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home, according to Government information.


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